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WPD Chief sees decline in commercial robberies

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Wichita Police Department is seeing a downward trend in the number of robberies.

"We're very pleased at how the numbers are going this year. Significant reason for that, we think, is the good police work and the community relationships in helping us catch the bad guys," said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.

On a social media post, Ramsay noted that the number of commercial robberies are down by half from 2017 (year to date). 

"We want to continue to do what we've been doing and push those numbers down. Our goal is to make it under 100 to commercial robberies," said Ramsay.

In April, two men were quickly arrested after robbing a Sprint store manager at gunpoint and tying his hands and feet.

"I'm 100-percent sure that the Wichita PD is doing the best they can everyday. And that day, it just showed," said the victim, Rene Fuentes.

Ramsay said it is important for the community to stay involved.

"Being our eyes and ears. When they see something suspicious, report it to us. If anybody ever questions, "Should I call it in or not?" Err on the side of calling us," said Ramsay.